Editorials

EDITORIAL: Fueling our fear with higher gas prices

Higher gas prices are said to drive us to take public transit. Are we there yet?

  • May 10th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Food fight breaks out in B.C. Legislature

Private members bill would eliminate $61-a-day per diem for local MLAs in Greater Victoria

  • May 10th, 2018

EDITORIAL: Fight bullying every day

Pink Shirt Day is Feb. 28

  • Feb 25th, 2018

Tyson’s Thoughts: North Island’s 2017-2018 minor hockey season was a blast

This was my third season getting to cover minor hockey on the North Island.

Kervin’s Corner: Our region’s communities heavily rely on the forestry sector — Let’s not change that for now

“Any transition out of our forest-based economy would take years along with careful planning…”

Tyson’s Thoughts: Make Port Hardy great again with a new multiplex in 2018

Population growth means there should be more recreational activities for community members to enjoy.

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North Island Local Hero Awards 2018
Second annual Rugged and Wild Race in Port McNeill
Liam Ryan shreds KSM Skatepark in Port Hardy
Students carve NISS totem pole

Tyson’s Thoughts: Public intoxication problems in Port Hardy

Many a time our staff have had to call the RCMP to report people passed out in the parking lot.

Column: Swedish hockey captain missed the silver lining

Sportsmanship is also a skill that needs practice after Lias Andersson threw his silver medal into the crowd

  • Jan 8th, 2018

Kervin’s Corner: Long-term Rehabilitation Center for Northern Communities Not a Far Cry

“It seems almost every month we’re met with a tragedy that could’ve been prevented”

Tyson’s Thoughts: Back in the saddle again

Here’s some things you can expect from me in the new year.

Kervin’s Corner: Fibre Optic is now Community-wide in all but one zone, Telus says

“We should have first rate internet services, especially if we’re paying first rate prices.”

A Brush with Henschel: Down to the lake

This painting is a product of that propensity for wild places.

Op-Ed: Salmon farming in B.C. – that was then, this is now

Many local entrepreneurs along B.C.’s coast showed interest in salmon farming in the 1980s.

  • Dec 7th, 2017

Editorial: A sad day for journalism

You don’t know what you got till it’s gone

Kervin’s Corner: Indigenous First Nations Protests Against Fish Farms Might Not Be Unanimous

This is just to say that we can’t simply assume all First Nations are against it.

A Brush with Henschel: First Ice

This painting was done from sketches in the high country where the trees were still brilliant.

A Brush with Henschel: The Nimpkish at Lookout Mountain

I did a sketch of this scene and painted a finished watercolour from it just lately.

Debate on Vancouver Island’s old growth forests must be based on facts, not emotions

The difficulty with any conversation about old growth forests begins with the definition.